This time last year, we presented our round up of the best sound design tools of 2015, as suggested by Cities and Memory contributing artists. Here, we update the piece for 2016 by asking several of our most frequent contributors which tools they’ve been using to work with sound this
Museums are a regular feature here on Cities and Memory – today we’re heading to Antwerp’s MHKA Museum of Modern Art. The reimagined sound plays with the resonance of the space, creating a rhythmic pattern drenched in reverb that suggests music being built from the very act of observing contemporary art.
The end of year review season is firmly upon us, so we’re happy to release Sounds of the Year 2015, a free album collecting together some of the highlights from Cities and Memory in 2015! As ever, the pieces are built from field recordings of existing locations, and the source material here takes in traffic signals, car horns, coffee cups and horses’ hooves.
Over years of field recording, we’ve often pondered the question ‘what makes a field recording special?’ Just what is it that elevates one recording from the everyday to something that makes the hairs stand up on the back of your neck? In this two-part series, we ask fifteen notable field
“It was quite a straightforward recording, but the squeaking sound of the wheels on the tracks kept ringing in my ears. Something that doesn’t necessarily have to stop, if you put the interpretation on ‘repeat’.” Give it a try.